111 Facts About NASA

1. Alan Bean was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science from Texas Wesleyan College in 1972, and was presented an Honorary Doctorate of Engineering Science degree from the University of Akron in 1974.

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2. Young John died in Turin, Italy, on January 31, 1888 at the age of 72.

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3. Young John is a Nigerian record producer and audio engineer.

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4. On 23 February 2009, SpaceX Dragon announced that its chosen phenolic-impregnated carbon ablator heat shield material, PICA-X, had passed heat stress tests in preparation for Dragon's maiden launch.

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5. Since 2010, SpaceX has flown all its missions on the Falcon 9, with one test flight of Falcon Heavy.

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6. Young John is best known for producing the critically acclaimed single titled "Story For The Gods" off Olamide's Street OT album.

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7. Young John still shone after Van Gaal abandoned his defensive trio, either at left-back or when restored to the left wing.

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8. On 27 April 2016, SpaceX Dragon announced its plan to go ahead and launch a modified Dragon lander to Mars in 2018.

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9. SpaceX is one of two companies NASA has tapped to launch astronaut crews to and from the International Space Station.

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10. Alan Bean resigned from NASA in June 1981 to devote his time to painting.

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11. Alan Bean added tiny pieces of the patches to his paintings, which made them unique.

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12. Alan Bean was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963.

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13. In 2018, SpaceX began launching Falcon Heavy, the world's most powerful operational rocket by a factor of two.

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14. SpaceX is headquartered in Hawthorne, California, which serves as its primary manufacturing plant.

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15. Alan Bean was the spacecraft commander of Skylab 3, the second manned mission to Skylab, from July 29 to September 25, 1973.

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16. On May 22, 2012, Musk and SpaceX made history when the company launched its Falcon 9 rocket into space with an unmanned capsule.

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17. Alan Bean dazzled audiences with her powerhouse vocals in renditions of "I Wanna Be Around" off of her latest album, Spectrum.

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18. Alan Bean made his first flight into space aboard Apollo 12, the second manned mission to land on the Moon, at age 37 in November 1969.

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19. On July 18, 1966, Young John joined Michael Collins on the Gemini 10 flight.

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20. Alan Bean was the last living crew member of Apollo 12.

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21. SpaceX is currently the world's most prolific producer of liquid fuel rocket engines.

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22. On Sunday, SpaceX successfully carried out a test firing of its new Starship Raptor rocket engine, and Elon Musk was more than happy to share footage of the test via Twitter.

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23. SpaceX is winning the race for satellite supremacy all over the world.

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24. In 2008, SpaceX was just days away from bankruptcy, when a $1.6 billion contract from NASA proved to be the saving grace.

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25. SpaceX is currently preparing to launch the first uncrewed test flight of a Crew Dragon next month.

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26. SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.

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27. Alan Bean was selected to become an astronaut by NASA in 1963 as part of Astronaut Group 3.

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28. On his next assignment, Alan Bean was the backup spacecraft commander of the United States flight crew for the joint American-Russian Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

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29. Alan Bean was a fellow of the American Astronautical Society and a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots.

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30. Alan Bean made his second and final flight into space on the Skylab 3 mission in 1973, the second manned mission to the Skylab space station.

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31. On 23 February 2009, SpaceX announced that its chosen phenolic-impregnated carbon ablator heat shield material, PICA-X, had passed heat stress tests in preparation for Dragon's maiden launch.

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32. SpaceX has approval to turn on its first two test satellites today, but it still needs approval from the FCC for the rest of the network.

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33. Young John missed a 3-pointer, but DeAndre' Bembry was fouled on a rebound and hit a free throw to make it a three-point game.

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34. SpaceX is headquartered in California, which serves as its primary manufacturing plant.

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35. Young John went back to the moon in 1972, during Apollo 16.

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36. In 1992, Voyager 2 observed the nova V1974 Cygni in the far-ultraviolet.

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37. Alan Bean was born March 15, 1932, in Wheeler, the seat of Wheeler County in the northeastern Texas Panhandle.

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38. In March 2017, SpaceX became the first to successfully re-launch and land the first stage of an orbital rocket.

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39. Elon Musk says SpaceX is on track to launch people to Mars within 6 years—here's the full timeline of his plans to colonize the red planet.

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40. On 25 May 2012, a cargo variant of SpaceX Dragon became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully rendezvous with and attach to the International Space Station.

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41. In 2011, SpaceX began development of the Falcon Heavy, a heavy-lift rocket configured using a cluster of three Falcon 9 first stage cores with a total 27 Merlin 1D engines and propellant crossfeed.

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42. On 20 December 2013, SpaceX Dragon completed a parachute drop test to validate the new parachute design.

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43. At the time of its first launch, SpaceX described their Falcon Heavy as "the world's most powerful rocket in operation".

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44. Young John said he would have to have shoes or he could go no further.

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45. Alan Bean was placed in the Apollo Applications Program in the interim.

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46. SpaceX is the brainchild of Elon Musk, one of several, and it makes and launches rockets, something only governments used to do.

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47. In July 2016, SpaceX acquired an additional 740 square meters creative space in Irvine, California (Orange County) to focus on satellite communications.

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48. Young John became one of the team's leaders, appreciated by his peers.

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49. Voyager 2 is a space probe launched by NASA on August 20, 1977, to study the outer planets.

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50. SpaceX has launched 13 Falcon 9 missions from Launch Pad 39A and more recently the Falcon Heavy, on February 6, 2018.

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51. In February 2017 SpaceX announced that two would-be space tourists had put down "significant deposits" for a mission which would see the two tourists fly on board a Dragon capsule around the Moon and back again.

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52. Young John married Barbara White of Savannah, Georgia, and they had two children, Sandra and John.

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53. SpaceX is trying a better concept, simply using the landing rockets for an abort event.

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54. Young John formed a group called AVG along with his brothers before he got signed to Hit Factory Studio in 2012.

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55. In 1966, Young John was assigned to an Apollo crew as Command Module pilot, with Commander Thomas Stafford and Lunar Module pilot Eugene Cernan.

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56. On 27 April 2016, SpaceX announced its plan to go ahead and launch a modified Dragon lander to Mars in 2018.

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57. Alan Bean retired from the Navy in October 1975 as a captain, and continued as head of the Astronaut Candidate Operations and Training Group within the Astronaut Office in a civilian capacity.

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58. Alan Bean was the lunar module pilot on Apollo 12, the second lunar landing.

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59. On 6 May 2015, SpaceX completed a pad abort test for the Dragon 2.

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60. SpaceX has already been busy transporting the boosters for this launch from Texas to Florida.

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61. Alan Bean was selected to be the backup command pilot for Gemini 10, but was unsuccessful in securing an early Apollo flight assignment.

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62. SpaceX is the first to employ propulsive landing in Earth's atmosphere.

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63. SpaceX is developing a super-heavy lift launch system, the BFR.

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64. Young John was backup commander of Apollo 13, the troubled mission in which the Moon landing was aborted because of an explosion in the Service Module.

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65. Voyager 2 is heading in the direction of the constellation Telescopium.

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66. SpaceX is building the Raptor engines at the company's headquarters in Hawthorne, California and testing them at the company's facilities in McGregor, Texas.

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67. Young John is human and cannot live in a body for over 2,000 years.

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68. SpaceX is about to open an office in greater Seattle, eventually employing a welter of engineers.

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69. Young John died on January 5, 2018, at his home in Houston of complications from pneumonia.

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70. Young John recorded the song at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

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71. In 1983 Young John commanded the joint NASA and European Space Agency mission, which from November 28 to December 8 carried Spacelab, a scientific workshop, in the Columbia's payload bay.

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72. SpaceX is a private company founded in 2002 by Elon Musk.

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73. In 2005, SpaceX announced plans to pursue a human-rated commercial space program through the end of the decade.

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74. Young John was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in 1988 and Astronaut Hall of Fame in 1993.

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75. Alan Bean logged 1,671 hours and 45 minutes in space, of which 10 hours and 26 minutes were spent in EVAs on the Moon and in Earth orbit.

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76. In 2014, SpaceX Dragon released the total combined development costs for both the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and the Dragon capsule.

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77. In summer 2009, SpaceX Dragon hired former NASA astronaut Ken Bowersox as vice president of their new Astronaut Safety and Mission Assurance Department, in preparation for crews using the spacecraft.

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78. In January 2015, SpaceX announced it would be entering the satellite production business and global satellite internet business.

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79. In 2012, SpaceX became the first private space company to dock with the International Space Station.

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80. SpaceX has gotten the permission it needs to launch more than 7,000 satellites into orbit as part of its enormous Starlink constellation.

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81. Young John earned his bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952.

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82. In 2014, SpaceX had won nine contracts out of 20 that were openly competed worldwide in 2014 at commercial launch service providers.

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83. SpaceX has developed a second version called Dragon 2, which includes the capability to transport people.

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84. Young John was excellent in the first half until the final seconds, when he fouled fellow rookie Jerome Robinson on a buzzer-beating three-point shot that went in.

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85. In early 2017, SpaceX was awarded four additional crewed missions to the ISS from NASA to shuttle astronauts back and forth.

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86. Alan Bean was a Boy Scout and he earned the rank of First Class.

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87. On November 7, 2012, Voyager 2 reached 100 AU from the sun, making it the third human-made object to reach 100 AU.

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88. SpaceX is currently developing two further rocket engines: SuperDraco and Raptor.

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89. In June 2015, SpaceX announced that they would sponsor a Hyperloop competition, and would build a 1-mile-long subscale test track near SpaceX's headquarters for the competitive events.

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90. Young John went on to say filming his final goodbye scenes with Jamie and Claire was incredibly emotional.

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91. Trae Young John is the popular face of the Hawks, with his flashy game and his status as a lottery pick.

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92. Young John enjoyed the longest career of any astronaut, becoming the first person to fly six space missions over the course of 42 years of active NASA service.

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93. In December 2011, SpaceX Dragon performed its first crew accommodations test; the second such test is expected to involve spacesuit simulators and a higher-fidelity crewed Dragon mock-up.

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94. Young John worked for NASA for 42 years and announced his retirement on December 7, 2004.

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95. Voyager 2 is equipped with 3 Multihundred-Watt radioisotope thermoelectric generators.

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96. In December 2012, SpaceX announced its first two launch contracts with the United States Department of Defense.

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97. Young John is presently studying Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan.

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98. Young John earned a Bachelor of Science degree with highest honors in Aeronautical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1952; while attending, he became a member of the national military honor society Scabbard and Blade and Sigma Chi fraternity.

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99. In 2015, SpaceX successfully landed the first orbital rocket on December 21.

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100. SpaceX has a launch abort system in place in case anything goes wrong during lift-off.

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101. Alan Bean logged more than 7,145 hours flying time, including 4,890 hours in jet aircraft.

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102. SpaceX is actively pursuing several different research and development programs.

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103. SpaceX has just released new images showing the Dragon crew capsule and trunk section being moved to the launch pad and being positioned atop the launch mount on SLC-40.

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104. SpaceX is currently building a prototype of the Starship rocket at its facility near Brownsville, Texas.

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105. Voyager 2 was equipped with 3 Multihundred-Watt radioisotope thermoelectric generators.

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106. In 2015, SpaceX said the first rocket launch would happen in early 2016.

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107. In 2014, SpaceX released the total combined development costs for both the Falcon 9 launch vehicle and the Dragon capsule.

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108. SpaceX is winning the race for satellite supremacy all over the world.

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109. SpaceX has its eye on the Red Planet: The company is preparing to test its Starship Raptor engine, which could be used on a future mission to Mars.

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110. Alan Bean received a bachelor of science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1955.

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111. On 6 May 2015, SpaceX Dragon completed a pad abort test for the Dragon 2.

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